Monday, July 6, 2009

Just a Few Swaps

Just some quick pictures of a few recent swaps.

This is a small canvas for the Quote of the Month on CCSwaps. I glued torn sheets of text and gessoed over it which you can't see in the picture and then stenciled some leaves lettuce and silver daubers. The picture is clip art which I was able to add text to. The diamond shapes are small mirrors.

This card was made for a Coffee, Tea,or? swap. I used a piece of paper napkin, some decorative paper for the background and the text, and added a coin and tassel. It's all mounted on bold CS.

If you have read earlier posts, you know that I ran a swap using Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls. I made a bunch of tags for samples and used two for the swap. I simply used a 12X5-1/2 sheet of Basic Gray CS, scored at 4" and 8", cut off a diagonal piece and stamped. I glued the sides and bottom shut and added faux eyelets.

Color challenges are some times hard, but I did sign up for Light Blue, Peach and Chocolate Brown. The brown paper is Color Core Chocolate with a light blue background which I put through the CuttleBug and sanded down to reveal the blue underside. "Hello" is a CB die, and the butterfly is from Spellbinders.

I made this for a Masculine swap - again I used one of my Perfect Distress tags and put it on a card which I had put through the Cuttle Bug with the Argyle embossing folder. I highlighted some of the texture with brown chalk ink.